The Perfect Card for Any Occasion

Nowadays, there’s an unlimited amount of ways to stay connected with one another; whether that be through text messaging, phone calls, video calls, etc. But one classic way of expressing love, celebration and care in the form of written words never fades— cards. They are timeless, meaningful, and their impact continues to be monumental.

Card-giving can range from birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, holidays, and special occasions. And while cards take little effort to prepare, it can still be difficult to find the ones you’re looking for. That’s why here’s a handy card-making guide that makes it easy to create your own meaningful and custom cards — specifically, 4×6 cards.

Materials necessary

  • Cardstock paper (8.5” x 11”)
  • Tape measure
  • A ruler or straight edge
  • An X-acto knife or scissors
  • A cutting mat (optio nal; but definitely makes cutting easier)
  • Your creative weapons of choice (pens, pencils, markers, paints, etc.)


1) Measure the Cardstock

Lay the cardstock on a flat surface and measure it with a ruler or measuring tape. Cut the cardstock paper into 4 equal pieces, with each piece now being 4 1/2” x 5 1/2”.

2) Cut the Cardstock

Using a cutting mat, ruler and an X-acto knife or scissors, trim the edges of each card as desired, making sure they all measure 4” x 6”. You can make each card with a straight edge or with rounded corners.

3) Decorate & Personalize

This is where all the magic happens! With all your creative tools (pens, paint, pencils, glitter, washi tape, etc.), transform your cards into personal masterpieces. Design each card differently, using colors and drawings that reflect its intended purpose. This is a great project to get the whole family involved, since everyone can design and customize a card they’d like to give out.

4) Fold and Send

After you’ve completed your cards, give them one last once-over to make sure they’re all in perfect condition. Next, hold each card in half and press down along the center. Now they’re ready to get mailed or hand-delivered!


Creating 4×6 cards is perfect for those who want to express their love and care in a personalized manner. With just a few basic and creative tools, your cards will be ready to get shared and celebrate any special occasion!